Mosaïque (au)2

Mosaïque (au)2 (Mosaic Squared) is a collective project aimed at involving the Francophone community in the development of arts and culture in the Yukon. The community can participate in all three phases of the project: reflection, vote and realization.

Phase 1


The artist Laurence Petit met with the community on March 22, 2016, to discuss the installation location, the visual aspect of the work and the manner in which the Francophone community would be represented.

Phase 2


Based on the community’s reflection, the artist proposes two sketches for creating the mosaic. During the Yukon Francophonie Day festivities on May 14, 2016, participants voted for their favourite sketch. The winning sketch (the second in the photo), won with 29 votes against 23 votes for the other.

Phase 3


Young and old alike were able to learn about mosaic techniques and collaborate in its creation during workshops conducted in French. The making of the mosaic took place from September 12 to 30, 2016, in the Arts Underground studio.

The work was unveiled to the general public at the 2016 Culture Days.


River of joy

The river is depicted as powerful and joyful, as it is a source of outdoor pleasure for many Franco-Yukoners.

Deep in the mountains (part 1)

Nestled deep in the Yukon mountains lives a dynamic, tight-knit Yukon Francophone community. United by music, the arts, the outdoors and creativity, its members are warm and generous.

Deep in the mountains (part 2)

Our house defines us, it is part of our identity. Participants can reproduce their home in glass paste or some other material, like buttons or dishes, to leave a little of themselves in the mosaic.


The dreamcatcher is a wink to the First Nations and their culture. May Franco-Yukoners continue to follow their dreams!


A word from Laurence Petit, mosaic artist

“I started out in advertising but when I discovered mosaic, I was immediately spellbound. […] Self-taught, I perfected and developed my technique in artist studios in Montreal, Philadelphia, Barcelona and San Francisco. […] Today I design customized works for individuals, share my passions in schools by conducting collective projects, and I create expressive works to add a little fun to my clients’ decor.”

About the installation location

In downtown Whitehorse, at the end of Main Street, Teegatha’Oh Zheh Park, developed by the City of Whitehorse, is a pleasant and peaceful place to relax. Our collective work is a revitalization and appropriation solution for this public space, and is encouraged and supported by the City.

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